Kiev celebrates the 70th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi invaders
Many events were planned in Kiev for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi invaders.
The day started with the ceremony of lighting the eternal flame near the National Museum of the History of Great Patriotic War and laying the garland of military glory. Then the president of Ukraine and the city administration laid flowers on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Park of Glory, after which all those who desired had a chance to honor the memory of the fallen at the tomb.
At 11:00 a.m. a solemn ritual of raising the flag accompanied by cannon shots began at Maidan
Nezalejnosty. Then military and historic procession and a march of military orchestras with participation of the guard of honor of the Interior Ministry troops accompanied with the orchestra the Interior Ministry troops and parade of brass band.
At noon a watch of memory, which was restored on October 28, 2013, the day of liberation of Ukraine form Nazis, took place at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Park of Glory.
At 12:05 p.m. a city-wide munite’s silence was announced in Kiev, during which the public transportation was halted and the church bells were ringing.
At 12:15 a.m. the veterans were invited to a holiday concert in the national house of arts Ukraine. The stars of the Ukrainian stage and the children were singing for the warriors-liberators.
The celebration continued after noon. At 4:30 p.m. the youth memorial flash-mob Thanks for Kiev was held near the National Museum of the History of Great Patriotic War. A memorial event Let’s Honor the Memory of the Liberators, during which icon-lamps were distributed among the residents and guests of Kiev, who could then install them at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, took place between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Park of Glory.
At 7:30 p.m. a festive concert, with participation of the bands Sky, Druga Rika and Arsen Mirzoyan, began at Maidan Nezalejnosti.
The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of liberating Kiev from the Nazi invaders culminated with holiday firework at 9:50 p.m.
Due to holiday the government recommended moving the working day from November 6 to November 9 in Kiev.